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Morgan School students from years gone by are sure to remember the requisite trips to Lupone’s Department Store. There were the gym outfits, purchased by the girls freshman year, and the letter sweaters for the athletes. “All the girls would hate going there, because Auntie Vi was an employee who worked there her whole life and was part of the fami...

After months of construction, Italian-style coffee house Caffè Nero will open on Wednesday, April 10 at 547 Main St. in Winchester Center. Winchester’s location will be the 28th in the Boston area. On its first day the coffee shop will open at 7 a.m. and will close at 3 p.m. All the visitors will get to try any coffee or handcrafted beverage for fr...

Boston Italian Artists (BIA) held a launch event this week to create the first organization in the city for the Italian-American artistic community. Hosted at Boston’s Italian Consulate with Consul General Federica Sereni, dozens of artists gathered to take part in the new group. BIA is founded by President Chiara Durazzini, Vice President Stefano...

MC Slim JB reviews Karen Akunowicz’s new South Boston enoteca Fox & the Knife for the Improper Bostonian this week, digging into the full spread of Italian dishes, from aperitivo hour through dinner and dessert. Starting dinner with the house-made focaccia, “lasciviously oozing melted taleggio,” and easing into a “genius reinvention” of a Caesar sa...

“Joseph” Giuseppe Antonio MARCELLINO nacque a Grotteria (RC), il 5 gennaio Agosto del 1891, da Vincenzo (settantunenne “calzolaio” figlio di Pasquale e Anna Nesci) e Rosa Bruzzese (trentenne “filatrice” figlia di Giorgio e Caterina Jirilli). L’atto di nascita fu registrato dinanzi a Raffaele Mundolo l’allora Sindaco di Grotteria. I suoi genitori, t...

An upside-down figure on the porch of Danielle Gori-Montanelli’s home studio near Middlebury Union Middle School, gives you the idea that this neighborhood home might be a little different from the rest. And indeed it is. This is where Gori-Montanelli creates her “fanciful felt jewelry.” Walking into her first-floor studio, you’re greeted by eclect...

Mike’s Pizza & Restaurant took both top awards in the recent West Haven Pizza Wars event, but there’s no real secret ingredient, said pizza maker Mike Buonocore. It’s more about the little touches and knowing what to do and not do after 47 years. “I’m the only one who makes pizza dough here and I take a lot of pride in what I do when I make pizza....

GIADA, an Italian luxury womenswear brand, will open its new flagship boutique and first North American location at The Heritage On The Garden, in Boston's Back Bay. The 4,300 SF boutique was designed by award-winning Italian architect and designer, Claudio Silvestrin. Known for creating serene and simple forms of architecture, Silvestrin's archite...

Sign the petition to keep Italian at Notre Dame High School in West Haven, CT. Connecticut boasts the second highest percentage of residents of Italian heritage (16.6%), narrowly trailing Rhode Island, and also ranks second nationally for Italian spoken at home, after the State of New York. Notre Dame declares that their Foreign Language Department...

Last week Mayor Martin Walsh announced the appointment of Lina Tramelli as the East Boston Neighborhood Liaison within the Mayor’s Civic Engagement Cabinet. Tramelli will replace Jesús García-Mota who will now become Mayor Walsh’s Citywide liaison to the Latino community. Tramelli will officially begin serving as Eastie’s liaison on April 8. “Lina...

The University of New Hampshire (UNH), in collaboration with Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, brought the touring festival of rare and restored films “Il Cinema Ritrovato,” to the Durham campus and The Music Hall in Portsmouth. With a total of eight screenings shown from Tuesday, March 19 to Sunday, March 24, the festival attracted about 750 student...

Frank Santorelli, an Italian-American who is best known for playing the recurring role of "Georgie the Bartender" on The Sopranos, will appear at Pitman's Freight Room on Friday, April 5, at 8 p.m. Santorelli has starred in numerous movies, including "No Reservations," "Meet the Parents," and "Crooked Lines." HIs passion has always been comedy. He...